A Laddie's Song

Poet:  William Soutar (1898-1943)

Source:  Who Are These Children?

Date of Composition:  1969 (Spring-Summer)

Publication: Faber Music, 1972

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderate

Subject:  A boy’s description of the town. (Scottish dialect)

Range:  D4 – G5

Tessitura:  F#4 – F#5

Tempo: Liltingly; 12/16

Duration:  00:58

Vocal Characteristics: Descending phrases; lilting melody; leap of a ninth

Piano Difficulty Level:  Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Eighth/sixteenth groupings throughout; descending in the right hand;

Additional Comments: Meter changes often; Britten Thematic Catalog http://www.brittenproject.org/works/BTC1144

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013